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The US’ Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has this week announced new measures to slash methane emissions from the oil and gas sector by 40 to 45 per cent from 2012 levels by 2025, as part of the latest phase of Obama’s Climate Action Plan.

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) has announced a major review of energy efficiency standards for vending machines, as part of the government’s wider efforts to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

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The United Nations has finalised the 17 new environmental, social and economic goals to be adopted at this year’s Sustainable Development Summit, as it moves to agree a replacement for the influential Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

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“Strong” climate change policies will cause investments in energy efficiency, renewable energy, and biofuels to climb while fossil fuel supply will dwindle, according to new research from Chatham House.

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The controversial badger cull trial has failed to meet its targets, so Tory logic says that the trial should be extended by three weeks in order to ensure those targets are met.

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